Raffaele Costa

Raffaele Costa (born 8 September 1936 in Mondovì) is an Italian politician. He was the President of the Province of Cuneo from June 2004 to June 2009. He was previously a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies representing the Italian Liberal Party and later Forza Italia between 1976 and 2003 and was also a Member of the European Parliament of the European People's Party until June 2004.


Costa holds a degree in Law and Political Science.

Parliamentary career

He was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 1976, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 2001.

As Minister

He was Minister without Portfolio for the co-ordination of community political and regional affairs (1992), Minister of Health (1993), Minister of Transport and Minister of the Merchant Marine in the Ciampi government.

As Under-Secretary of State

Costa was parliamentary under-secretary of state in the:

In the European Parliament

Other Past Appointments


Costa has published four books:


He founded and published the periodical Il Duemila in 1971.

See also

European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)


Political offices
Preceded by
Pier Luigi Romita
Minister of European affairs and Regions
Succeeded by
Gianfranco Ciaurro
Preceded by
Giancarlo Tesini
Minister for Transport and Mercantile Navy
Succeeded by
Pubblio Fiori
Preceded by
Maria Pia Garavaglia
Italian Minister of Health
Succeeded by
Elio Guzzanti
Preceded by
Renato Altissimo
Secretary of Italian Liberal Party
Succeeded by
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